Kennebunk Center for Health & Rehabilitation is an average-sized nursing home in Kennebunk, Maine. We awarded this nursing home an A overall grade, ranking it in the top fifth of all nursing homes in the United States. We can not find many bad things to say about this facility. Its grades are just impeccable. If you look further down this page, you can see this facility's category ratings, which appear to be just as impressive as its overall score.
Kennebunk Center for Health & Rehabilitation
Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
158 Ross Rd,
Kennebunk ME 04043
75.12% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
On top of performing well in its overall grade, this facility received a strong nursing rating. In fact, we gave it an A in that category. The nursing category assesses many subcategories, many of which are associated with nursing hours. This particular nursing home provided 3.4 hours of nursing care per resident daily. At least one quarter of this care was provided by registered nurses, which are highly skilled nurses. This is a high ratio of skilled nursing care. In calculating our nursing grades, we apply additional weight to hours provided by more highly trained nurses such as registered or licensed nurses. Lastly, we also looked at a few quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This facility excelled in these areas, with excellent scores for minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. These areas are generally reliable indicators of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home also was given a first-rate short-term care score. Indeed, this is this nursing home's second strongest category score. In that area, we awarded this facility a score of A. In determining our short-term care scores, we analyze the facility's levels of skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other highly skilled individuals. This score is frequently a reliable measure of the nursing home's ability to rehabilitate patients. Remarkably, this nursing home provides about 50% more services from physical therapists and registered nurses than most nursing homes we looked at. This is a very favorable sign. Lastly, we looked at the number of residents that returned home from this facility. On top of excelling in the area of physical therapy staffing, we found that it fared as well as just about any facility in this area with 58.1 percent of its patients returning home. Most nursing homes are below 50 percent in this statistic.
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Another quality feature of this nursing home is its inspection grade. In that area, we gave this nursing home an A. These inspection ratings weigh several factors, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can learn more about each of these items by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Fortunately, although this facility had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are found in categories G through L. This tells you that the inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Switching gears to our fourth area, this facility was awarded a highly favorable long-term care grade. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A- in that category, giving this facility straight A's. For long-term care residents, the primary goal is to keep patients as healthy and safe as possible. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate patients. In addition to considering the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 87.93103 percent of its patients. This is a bit below what we were hoping for but still a decent percentage. This nursing home also keeps its patients out of the hospital. It had just 1.48 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Kennebunk Center for Health & Rehabilitation Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Kennebunk Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 5.98% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure measures the percent of long-term patients who are suffering from pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are an indicator of quality of care.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Kennebunk Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 3.69% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in major injuries are routinely associated with poor nursing care. Better nursing care reduces the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Kennebunk Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 3.28% of Patients had UTIs
This metric indicates the percentage of long-term residents that experienced urinary tract infections. UTI's could be an indicator of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. However, this metric could also be skewed for some facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Kennebunk Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 20.45% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic tells you the percentage of long-term stay patients receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Kennebunk Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 16.59% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of patients who were given antianxiety drugs. These medications are prescribed to residents experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Kennebunk Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 8.28% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents showing signs of depression. High levels of depression could reveal a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Kennebunk Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 94.82% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Kennebunk Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 14.76% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and eating. Some would argue that this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Kennebunk Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 27.36% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who maintained mobility. Many in the industry would argue that mobility is important for residents' physical and mental health.
In Kennebunk Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 0.93 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is critical to the physical health of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Kennebunk Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 27.36 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Kennebunk Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 14.33 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Kennebunk Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 74.02% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term care residents who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some experts would argue this is a reliable measure of a facility's rehabilitation services.
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